Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Texas Primaries - Colors that is!

This fallen tree and the red of the dying cedar tree made a beautiful
contrast to the Bluebonnets and fresh green vegetation.

I have  painted this old barn from many angles and different times of year.
Just when you think that there are no new ways to paint it some vantage
point is found.  The spring greens of the vines in growing in the barbed
wire fence were so beautiful.

I got up early for several mornings in a row and drove to Cedar Hill State
Park to paint the Bluebonnets.  There were so few last year and this year the smell of
them just was intoxicating.  The sun came up to the right of this hill and
skimmed across the yellow mustard and through the trees onto the fields of Bluebonnets.
Can't get much better than this!

I'm still star struck from the beauty of big bend.  It lingers in my mind.  Back in the studio
I did several small paintings from memory/sketches.  The blues and the oranges across the
carpets of desert vegetation is just fantastic

The drought last year really took it's toll on the Cedar trees at the park.
They are however quite beautiful as the remaining foliage is a deep reddish
color.  Note the red yucca that is in front of the dying tree.  What a great
color combination. 

Two more paintings in the Blue bonnets.  There are so lovely that I thought
they looked faked.The pink plum trees are left over from the owners of
Penn Farm which makes was the original purpose of the land that
makes up Cedar Hill State Park.
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